Research in Motion recently introduced BlackBerry BES Express, offering NO COST software and CAL licenses while delivering the basic accessibility, protection, and management capabilities of BlackBerry Enterprise Server including wireless synchronization and remote availability of data and programs. And the cost savings don't end at free server software and CALs. Customers now have the option to select the BIS wireless data carrier plan instead of the BES data plan, which can save your business $10-$20 a month for each of your RIM BlackBerry clients!
RIM BlackBerry BES Server Express can be deployed on an Exchange or SBS server, which can handle up to 75 users, or on a dedicated BESX server to support as many as 2,000 users. RIM BlackBerry BES Server Express is ideal for small- and medium-sized businesses who until now could not financially justify integrating employees' BlackBerry smartphones to the corporate network.
The Express edition of BlackBerry Enterprise Server does not offer high availability features, system monitoring, database mirroring, or desktop phone/PBX support and reduces the available policies from 450 to 35. In addition, BIS wireless data plan users will be required to execute an initial direct-attached enterprise activation to connect to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. Subsequently they will have the full BlackBerry wireless messaging and organizer data environment including calendar, address books, do lists, and notes. Those using the BlackBerry Enterprise Server data carrier plan can continue to enterprise activate their devices over the air.
How Progent's BlackBerry Certified Consultants Can Support Your Mobility Solution
Progent offers a range of consulting services to assist you to integrate BlackBerry BES Express and other BlackBerry technologies. Progent can assist your IT staff to fix synchronization problems, set up wireless administration services, configure server and desktop tools, set up and validate archiving processes, add or remove BlackBerry clients on Microsoft Exchange Server and Active Directory, and implement Virtual Private Network connections. For large-scale wireless integration jobs, Progent's BlackBerry specialists can team with Progent's Microsoft information technology consultants, Cisco CCIE infrastructure experts, and CISM and GIAC-certified Security professionals. This wide selection of expertise, delivered via Progent's proven remote consulting, reduces network support costs and offers rapid and effective solutions for businesses who want to integrate BlackBerry products seamlessly into their information network.
Progent's technology consultants can also can help your business with Microsoft SQL setup and Microsoft Exchange Server management to make sure that your database and messaging environment operate efficiently with BlackBerry BES Express. Progent can also assist your business to migrate from previous versions of RIM BlackBerry and Microsoft platforms, install streamlined administration utilities to track and control BlackBerry smartphones throughout your network, and develop a sound security plan that accommodates BlackBerry clients. Progent's business continuity engineers can assist your business to define, implement, and validate disaster recovery processes to make sure that BlackBerry data can be recovered and mobile networking functions can be rapidly resumed in the event of a catastrophic datacenter failure.
Progent's BlackBerry Certifications
Progentís BlackBerry-certified consultants are experts at helping small organizations plan, manage, and troubleshoot BlackBerry technology affordably and effectively, reducing the cost and hassle of maintaining a mobile workforce and promoting better business results. Progent's experts have earned all major BlackBerry certifications including BlackBerry Certified Support Specialist, BlackBerry Certified Server Support Specialist, BlackBerry Certified System Administrator, and BlackBerry Certified Solution Designer.
Contact Progent to Get Help from a RIM BlackBerry-Qualified Professional
If you wish to get in touch with Progent about consulting support for BlackBerry wireless solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.